We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.co.uk/access.
The Meating Room Audiobook

The Meating Room

Regular Price:$28.55
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

When the body of Thomas Magner's business partner is found dead in his car on the outskirts of Anstruther, all evidence points to suicide. And Magner himself, a wealthy property developer, is currently under investigation for a series of alleged rapes from 30 years ago. In total 15 women are prepared to go to court to testify against Magner but one by one they inexplicably withdraw their complaints until only five remain. With the CPS now reconsidering its case, one of Magner's accusers is killed in a hit-and-run - and the abandoned car is found to be registered to one T Magner.

DCI Andy Gilchrist is assigned to the hit-and-run case and soon discovers that Magner's murky past is very much seeping into the present. How did he acquire his wealth? How his first wife die? And why did his business partner commit suicide?And was Magner a serial rapist in his youth? Or was he something far worse?

©2014 T.F. Muir (P)2014 Audible Studios

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.0 (5 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (3)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
4.3 (4 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (3)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.5 (4 )
5 star
 (2)
4 star
 (2)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Angela White Peak, Australia 19/03/2015
    Angela White Peak, Australia 19/03/2015 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "'Meaty' Thriller"

    Gilchrist grows on you. The first novel was good but I still had my reservations. The character was still being developed. As the series has progressed Muir has nailed it and created a character with as much credibility as the Logan McRae's and Rebus's of this Scottish genre. Just when you think there cannot be a more gruesome murder Muir gives you some and these
    are truly vile. Gilchrist's team work. They are real and credible and Muir doesn't insist on happy endings. The reading by David Monteith is exceptional, both he and T J Muir are definitely on my list of favourites.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
Sort by:
  • iris
    Paris, France
    26/10/14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Looking forward to more from this author!"

    D.I. Gilchrist is a very likeable character and doesn't have a drinking problem so the reader doesn't have to spend ages sludging through endless diversions about his personal life. This is a well-written and fast paced investigation that will keep your interest from start to finish. It all starts when a family man is found dead in his car - apparently a suicide which would seem to be confirmed when the slaughter of the man's family is discovered a little later. The brutal killing of his wife and other details of the man's death contradict this hypothesis and Gilchrist and his team set out to find the culprit. The narrator is excellent.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Sandra
    Enniscorthy, Ireland
    18/10/14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Best ever down load"
    If you could sum up The Meating Room in three words, what would they be?

    Fast pace thrill


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jessie, loved the wild spontaneous gritty remarks and her bucking of the status quo. Fantastic character.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The reality of the fear of the dodermans and the recall


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    White knuckle ride, bring a pal to walk you home!


    Any additional comments?

    After a few duff down loads I am restored by an exciting listen. Am in very critical mode as laid low with back injury. Only thing keeping me sane is Audible!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Lucy
    Ramsgate, United Kingdom
    2/10/14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Very well read and keeps you gripped!"

    I'm a big fan of this series and was so pleased to see a new book released.

    I enjoy listening to David Monteath - he really is a great narrator to fit with the setting. Story wasn't as strong as the others but nonetheless I was hooked and very disappointed when it finished!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • M
    WARRINGTON, United Kingdom
    25/09/14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Another Brilliant DI Gilchrist book - Gripping"

    I have read all of these series and think they are all great. Muir creates excellent characters and hugely tense situations. I listened to this pretty much every spare moment for three days. If you have followed the series it is really interesting to see Gilchrists new sidekick from the last book, Jessie, gain greater depth and profile. She is still hostile and spiky but with a much bigger input to the story - a brilliant sidekick for Gilchrist. Like all the previous books the book leads up to a real 'roller coaster' tense ending which left me holding my breath on a number of occasions. The narrator David Monteath does another brilliant job with fantastic voices which really enhance a great novel.

    Brilliant, gripping and I cant wait until the next one comes out.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • paula
    13/03/15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I have loved this series"

    I love the narrator .
    The most memorable moment for me was the sight of the first murder.
    It was gripping

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Nicholas Moore
    Norfolk
    30/11/14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Another good Gilchrist story"

    I've read all the Gilchist stories and this one doesn't disappoint. As another reviewer mentioned, this one is pretty gory but I didn't think that detracts from the enjoyment. It's a well constructed storyline, moving the plot along nicely until the climax and without wanting to spoil the ending for listeners, I could feel myself in the darkness as the denouement unfolded. Very well read again by David Monteath, he reminds me of David Tennant sometimes with his easy to listen to tones.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Jane
    Maidenhead, Berks, United Kingdom
    16/06/15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Preferred the earlier books"

    I have read all of the series, but find them less satisfying than previously. The character of Jessie wasn't quite so annoying as in the last book but she is quite unbelievable and no idea why she has a son who is deaf, a superfluous non-character. The earlier books had a better sense of the town, which is why is like books about 'real' places in other countries. I think the author needs a change of direction, either for the main character or his books in general.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    ROCHESTER, United Kingdom
    17/04/15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great series"

    Listened to them all, great narrator can't believe I'll have to wait I'll next year for the next one. Plus ages before Audible get it. Well recommended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • J
    13/04/15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good but not amazing"
    Would you try another book written by T. F. Muir or narrated by David Monteath?

    I might but too many others to read first


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    not my place to re-write an authors book


    Did David Monteath do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

    Yes, very well done


    Was The Meating Room worth the listening time?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    Not the best I've listened to but still worth reading

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • FrankeeCuddles
    27/02/15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Enjoyable listening"

    I've enjoyed all the Andy Gilchrist stories so far and this one was no exception. I like the characters, the plot was good and it was well read. I especially like the narrators accent and its set in Fife, Scotland it helps bring the charaters to life.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.